Portion Control

May 27, 2012

Portion control visual guidelines are the new gold standard for the diet industry. Even before surgery, we’re bombarded with portion control examples and metaphors. It was hard enough trying to get a piece of meat to fit the size of a deck of cards; how exactly do you eyeball 4 ounces? Do we really have to squeeze those green beans into a ½ cup measuring cup? Now, after bariatric surgery, there’s a whole new reality as we can eat less food and portion control is even more important.

But don’t sweat it. We’re here to help you re-teach your brain (and stomach) about the parameters of portion size and it’s not nearly as hard as you might think.

Your eating habits and relationship with food took years and multiple circumstances to develop. Surgery forces us to change those habits overnight. But what you must realize is this, you aren’t the first one to go through this, there are many others out there who can help you, and it is doable. Plus you have a dedicated team of bariatric professionals by your side – ready and willing to help and cheering you on.

It really isn’t impossibly hard, although it may seem so at first, but you must be willing to open up your mind to your new lifestyle as you continue through the weight loss surgery journey.

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